African American Students, Faculty Aim to Make UM More Inclusive


Story contributed by broadcast journalism students Gracie Snyder, Sarah Liese and Lauren Conly

Since the integration of James Meredith at the University of Mississippi, conversations about race have become a hot topic for students and faculty. Today, Ole Miss still grapples with its controversial past and how to provide an inclusive environment for all students.

Alexandria White, interim director of the Center for Inclusion and Cross Cultural Engagement acknowledged that the university’s historic past can be used as a learning tool.

“I think you do not ever forget about the past,” White said. “You look at the past—what can we learn from it, how have we changed from it, and what can we do to go forward and prosper.”

James Meredith’s statue faces a pillar with words on all four…

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